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Dedham Savings Community Foundation Supports The Peer Health Exchange

The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has donated to Peer Health Exchange to support the development of their Peer-to-Peer program in Boston. Grant funds will be used for expenses associated with training and ongoing youth leadership development of Peer Facilitators, and outreach programs to high school student participants. The grant will also support product development and enhancement of their student health & well-being app, Selfsea.


Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to build healthier communities for young people. They create educational opportunities for peers to share the tools and resources young people need to make healthy decisions. Peer Health Exchange, with their partners, works to advance health equity and improve health outcomes for young people in under-resourced communities.


The Dedham Savings Community Foundation was formed by Dedham Savings for the purpose of funding requests from community organizations which provide services to the communities that they serve. These communities generally, but not exclusively, include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood. Typical requests are usually received from such organizations as schools, libraries, family service organizations and non-profit organizations. The Trustees of the Foundation will accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice a year.

Organizations wishing to request funding from the Foundation may apply online on our Community Giving Page.


Incorporated in 1831, Dedham Savings has assets of over $2.0 billion. Its mission is to promote financial strength and success in the individuals, families, and businesses of the communities it serves. Dedham Savings offers a broad range of financial and electronic banking services to individuals, businesses, and organizations through full-service locations in Dedham, East Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood.

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